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The Meaning of Evil

John Gray turns to the writer Patricia Highsmith and her character Tom Ripley for a perspective on the meaning of evil. "For me she's of the great twentieth century writers with a deep insight into the fragility of morality."
Producer: Sheila Cook.

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A Point of View: Tom Ripley and the meaning of evil

Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels are classics of crime literature. The author's view of evil - as expressed through the amoral title character - fascinates writer and philosopher John Gray.


Read John Gray’s article on the BBC News website


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Presenter John Gray
Producer Sheila Cook


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